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Old 09-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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How do you remove mortar from brick?


I recently repaired my front steps by replacing a few rows of clay brick and added bluestone treads. The mortar got a little messy and I can't seem to remove all of it. It actually looks like crap. I have tried various muriatic acid amounts in water and the old brick scrubbing trick. Nothing works and I'm going nuts about trying to finish it properly. What can I do??? Is there a special tool that I can use?

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How do you remove mortar from brick?


The time to clean the mortar off the brick is soon after you finish the job. At this point, you can try powerwashing the residue off or using a chisel to get the globs off and then try the acid again. Grinding is a possibility, but the damage you can do usually outways the benefit.

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